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Craigslist can be a real sharkfest! But it's amirror of who we are. Alexandra Ares takes this statement to a darkly funny place in this addictive satire of today’s wildest mores brazenly unleashed on America’s largest free online dating website. A zany and original New York girl trolls it for fun, love, sex, relationships and everything else, doomed to run from trouble to trouble.
Meet Emily Thompson, 25, quirky, wholesome, with a keen eye for contemporary art. One year after she moves from Buffalo to the trendy East Village, where she lands a job in an art gallery and an artist boyfriend, she loses everything. Alone, broke and depressed, she turns to Craigslist to find - for free - everything she needs for both fun and survival. She soon discovers a wild, flawed world where everyone is either the con or the conned, and decency has flown both the laptop and the desktop. A roommate who is rarely home, turns out to be an escort, which makes Emily get on her high moral horse, but later, when Emily herself becomes an escort for a day things spiral out of control...
With her chilling wit and trademark unconventional insight, Alexandra Ares delivers a fast-paced, rakishly entertaining, soulful, and ingeniously plotted novel that confirms her status as one of the hottest new writers around.
My Life on Craigslist was translated in Europe in 2012 and was a top 10 best seller in the E-book category for over 20 weeks.